Running into a convenience store for a quick on-the-road bite seems harmless enough. But if you have high blood pressure then chances are that snack, could come with consequences.
Some favorite snacks have enough sodium to make one’s blood pressure skyrocket. While you don’t have to ban them from your life entirely, just remember to eat them in moderation and enjoy healthier substitutes as well.
A New York doctor has been charged with falsely certifying physical exams for commercial drivers.
Gerald Surya, M.D., was charged when a criminal complaint was unsealed Tuesday, Sept. 15, in Brooklyn federal court. The complaint alleges Surya certified that he had examined applicants for CDLs and found them physically fit to drive heavy commercial vehicles when he had not performed the exams.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced that its Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee and Medical Review Board will meet jointly on Sept. 21-22 in Arlington, Vir., to discuss setting up a new “driver wellness initiative” as well as other ways to foster the health and wellness of commercial-vehicle drivers.
FMCSA characterized the initiative as “a non-regulatory public-private partnership of stakeholders to improve drivers' health” and said that its “structure, content, delivery, and evaluation” will be discussed by the members of MRB and MCSAC.
If you made a New Year’s resolution to have a healthier life in 2015 than you did last year, good for you.
If you already broke that resolution, so what? Now’s the time to start over.
Either way, Trucker’s News is giving you a little bit of help. To help become Fit In ’15, we’ve asked some experts for their best advice. We asked them all the same six questions, and you’ll see their answers here for the next several days.